Clients Work With Me Because:

  • I have advanced, post-graduate training in psychotherapy and integrate the latest research from mindfulness, motivational enhancement and neuroscience to help clients reach their goals

  • I value the uniqueness of each client and tailor my approach to meet the client's needs

  • I work from a strengths perspective, recognizing progress no matter how small

  • I listen in a deep way, ask good questions and don't impose my perspective

  • I provide concrete homework assignments to deepen the work and mark progress

  • I value self-awareness and regularly seek clinical supervision

I'm an integrative therapist with a private practice in New York City, currently in my eighth year of intensive, advanced training at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC). Prior to private practice, I worked at a sex addiction treatment center where I conducted individual and group therapy, provided clinical supervision and developed programming. I present regularly on addiction topics, teach psychodynamic psychotherapy at the graduate level and have pursued the central question of how people change for more than ten years. Although I specialize in addictive behaviors, I see addiction as applicable to all maladaptive patterns in living and enjoy helping people work through relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety and other difficulties in living.

Licenses / Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the State of New York (2010)

  • Specialist in Problematic Sexual Behavior (S-PSB) by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (2012)

  • Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (2011 to 2019)

Education

  • Master of Social Work (2010) - Fordham University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2000) - University of Kansas

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW)

  • American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)

  • Committee on Psychoanalysis and Addiction Treatment (COPAT)

  • Addiction Treatment Professionals Peer Consultation Group (ATP)

Recent Presentations

Beyond Sex Addiction: Expanding our Understanding and Treatment of Problematic Sexual Behaviors
The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center - Annex Series - April 1, 2016

On the Edge: Clinical Innovations (and precautions) in Treating Problematic Sexual Behavior
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health - Annual Conference - September 24, 2016

Problematic Porn Use: Short-term Treatment Interventions
NYU Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services - April 19, 2017

Sexual Havoc to Sexual Health: Working with Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior
PPSC Spring Colloquium - May 6th, 2019